Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Well, dang it! I missed the cut off for the challenge. But boy was this one fun!!! So I thought I would post it anyway. I've been following Cuttlebug Challenge for a little while now and never posted a project, but the latest challenge sparked an inspiration..... two hours ago.... hahahahahaha! After completing the project, I went to Cuttlebug Challenge to find out how to upload it and there it was... "by 7 p.m. EST." Yep, I surely missed it. But that's ok, because this one NEEDS to be shared with or without a challenge, I just love it that much! But for the rest of you out there needing a little creative spark, check out Cuttlebug Challenge for some great inspiration.... maybe I'll see you at next week's challenge! ;)

Here are the directions for my Sweet Poison Treat Bag.
I used a sheet of 12" X 12" Rusty Pickle's Pirate Princess paper and cut a bag from my Plantin School Book Cricut cartridge (using the 'fit to page' on the Cricut Expression). The rest was created on my Gypsy.

I made two oval scallops from my Storybook Cricut cartridge in black. One was 2.5" the other was 1.75". I cut both, sat them aside and opened a new mat screen on my Gypsy.

I then grouped a 2.25" oval, a 1.5" skull and a 1.5" crossbones onto my Gypsy 12" X 12" design mat. I positioned each of the pieces so that the skull and crossbones were centered in the oval. I then cut the image on white cardstock. The Gypsy saved me a little bit of time. For more information on what the Gypsy is and how to use it, check out cricut.com.

My last step was running the smaller scalloped oval through the cuttlebug using the Skeleton Scroll embossing folder and then highlighting the emboss by gently tapping a white ink pad over the top. I added a band of black cardstock around the entire bag BEFORE scoring and folding the bag (that made that black band super easy). After the bag was assembled, I added the pink ribbon and the remaining pieces. This is going to be a great little goody bag for Halloween.
**Cartridges Used: Plantin Schoolbook, Storybook and Gypsy Wanderings

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